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by Report submitted · October 26th, 2017


Erma I. Lam, 89, of Springville, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. A Memorial Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Whittier Quaker Meeting House, Whittier. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Erma is survived by her children, David Lam, Steve (Dawn) Lam, Linda (John) Tharp, and Mark (Barbara) Lam; 11 grandchildren, Leslie, Jeff, Sarah, Joel, Marie, Benjamin, Moza, Emily, Noah, Gabriel, and Babette; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Hoose.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Gregg Lam; and siblings, Verda Marie Hoge, Dorothy Kennedy, and Carroll Hoge.

Erma was born March 27, 1928, in Springville, Iowa, the daughter of Adna J. and T. Marie (Hall) Hoge. She graduated from Olney Quaker Boarding School in 1945 and attended William Penn College. In April of 1949, Erma was united in marriage to Robert Lam in Whittier. She was employed at the Linn County Recorder's office and also a secretary for multiple church facilities. She was a member of the Quaker Society of Friends and Faith Christian Fellowship. Erma enjoyed gardening, painting and cake decorating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 315 18th Avenue, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233.

Please share a memory of Erma at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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